Perry man, wielding long gun, sledgehammer, arrested Sunday

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Eric Bryon Munson, 39, Perry arrested Sunday on charges of attempted murder and first-degree burglary.


A Perry man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly breaking into a Woodward house with a sledgehammer and brandishing a firearm before the occupants.

Eric Bryon Munson, 39, of 21939 130th St., Perry, was charged with first-degree burglary.

There were no injuries in the incident, which began about 6:45 p.m Sunday, when Munson allegedly used a sledgehammer to forcibly enter a residence at 705 S. Cherry St. in Woodward.

According to court records, Munson entered the house “armed with a long gun” and “chased two male subjects out of the residence with the long gun” while a female “was hiding in her bedroom.”

Before Munson left the Woodward residence, “he left three rounds of ammunition in the living room,” according to court records.

Munson then returned to his residence on 130th Street in Perry and engaged law enforcement for several hours in a stand off, during which he “was threatening to harm himself,” according to court records.

He eventually exited the residence without incident and was transported to the Dallas County Hospital for evaluation and later transported to the Dallas County Jail, where he is held at the Dallas County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.

An order protecting the female victim was issued Jan. 6 by Dallas County Magistrate Donna Mae Schauer. The no-contact order stipulated that Munson “shall not possess firearms while this order is in effect as a condition of release” and shall immediately “deliver all firearms to the Dallas County Sheriff.”

Munson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Jan. 16 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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